Connecting communities through transport infrastructure.

With understanding, expertise, and a spirit of open engagement with communities, we welcome the chance to support a wide range of infrastructure projects across Australia, but there are some areas where our team truly excel. Our bridge building capability spans across the rail, road, marine and industrial sectors.

As one of the country’s most experienced teams in the design, construction and management of bridges, and rail and civil infrastructure works across Australia, we support our clients with the specialist insights and expertise they need to innovate, solve problems and secure projects.

Our team has built over 100 bridges in live rail and road environments and delivered turn-key rail projects for over 30 years.

Delivery assurance

Having consistently and safely delivered turn-key projects for several asset management organisations, we’ve earned our reputation as a contractor of choice.

Highest quality

Along with in-house technical expertise, local knowledge and familiarity with ARTC standards, our internationally recognised accreditations are testament to our high standards of technical and practical ability across complex road, rail and structures projects.

Our values

Inspiring action.

We are impactful.

We’re doers and determined to make a meaningful difference for the better. It means we’re not afraid to lead the charge and set the standard when it comes to processes and expertise.

Our action speaks for itself – we are at the helm of some of the most valuable projects in the industry and throughout Australia.

Building confidence.

We are dependable.
We can be trusted to keep our promises. Our business is built on long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, with honesty and transparency at their core and effective delivery as standard. Not one for standing still – our adaptability and agility are testament to our team’s skills, working collaboratively and forming partnerships with clients.

Innovating with ingenuity.

We are resourceful.

Innovation – it’s something we use a lot in our industry. We imagine new ways to solve problems and realise our clients’ vision and see every project as a chance to develop customised solutions, built around proven processes.

Across operations and construction projects, we lead from a position of insight, combining better business sensibility with exceptional value.

Showing we care.

We are genuine.

Core to the promise of care is safety. We have a positive safety culture across our entire workforce, and clearly outline the standards expected, helping our people minimise risk and stay safe.

We hold a positive, inclusive and considerate attitude toward people, projects and our planet and proactively shape the right culture for our people.

Our team

With experience spanning decades, the Bridge and Civil team work together with the wider Symal group. Our deep understanding of the nuances of bridge building in rail and road environments along with a track record for establishing strong working relationships, helps deliver extraordinary results for clients, and better outcomes for communities.

Luis Rodrigues

NSW Regional Manager

Overseeing Symal’s NSW operations, and responsible for business development, Luis has extensive project management experience. In Australia, he’s worked on Tier 1 rail business development and bid management projects, while in Portugal, he led the Management, Design and Construction of dozens of complex railway projects. His insights help guide the strategic planning of our rail offering.

Luis Rodrigues

NSW Regional Manager

Overseeing Symal’s NSW operations, and responsible for business development, Luis has extensive project management experience. In Australia, he’s worked on Tier 1 rail business development and bid management projects, while in Portugal, he led the Management, Design and Construction of dozens of complex railway projects. His insights help guide the strategic planning of our rail offering.

Luis Rodrigues

NSW Regional Manager

Bob Simpkins

Business Development Manager

Co-founder Bob Simpkins has over 35 years’ experience as a civil engineer. His leadership ability is only matched by his hands-on experience in bringing complex Tier 1 projects to life. Through active stakeholder management, and by openly sharing his insights, he inspires all who work with him.

Bob Simpkins

Business Development Manager

Co-founder Bob Simpkins has over 35 years’ experience as a civil engineer. His leadership ability is only matched by his hands-on experience in bringing complex Tier 1 projects to life. Through active stakeholder management, and by openly sharing his insights, he inspires all who work with him.

Bob Simpkins

Business Development Manager

Allan Goldman

Operations Manager

Co-founder Allan Goldman has been constructing bridges and civil works for over 50 years. His track record for delivering outstanding client outcomes and knowledge is second to none. His technical expertise, together with his energy and enthusiasm, make him a force to be reckoned with.

Allan Goldman

Operations Manager

Co-founder Allan Goldman has been constructing bridges and civil works for over 50 years. His track record for delivering outstanding client outcomes and knowledge is second to none. His technical expertise, together with his energy and enthusiasm, make him a force to be reckoned with.

Allan Goldman

Operations Manager

Matthew Willis

Construction Manager

Matt manages a diverse portfolio of complex projects, while developing partnerships and strategic relationships across New South Wales that help drive business growth. As Construction Manager, supported by a highly skilled team, he ensures the right people and equipment are brought together for the effective delivery of every project.

Matthew Willis

Construction Manager

Matt manages a diverse portfolio of complex projects, while developing partnerships and strategic relationships across New South Wales that help drive business growth. As Construction Manager, supported by a highly skilled team, he ensures the right people and equipment are brought together for the effective delivery of every project.

Matthew Willis

Construction Manager

Karl Borja

Senior Project Manager

Managing the diverse needs of stakeholders, and the day-to-day logistics of construction on live sites, Karl’s project management experience keeps us on track. He has expertise in steel bridge construction, precast concrete bridges and civil infrastructure works.

Karl Borja

Senior Project Manager

Managing the diverse needs of stakeholders, and the day-to-day logistics of construction on live sites, Karl’s project management experience keeps us on track. He has expertise in steel bridge construction, precast concrete bridges and civil infrastructure works.

Karl Borja

Senior Project Manager

Ashley Ray

Project Manager

A hands-on leader with the determination and stamina to see any job through, Ashley leads by example, with a technical mind, meticulous attention to detail, and the demonstration of our values and commitment to communities in all he does.

Ashley Ray

Project Manager

A hands-on leader with the determination and stamina to see any job through, Ashley leads by example, with a technical mind, meticulous attention to detail, and the demonstration of our values and commitment to communities in all he does.

Ashley Ray

Project Manager

Holly Sanders

Senior Project Engineer

Holly has forged her own pathway into civil engineering, bringing a fresh, female approach to leadership in construction. In her role as a Senior Project Engineer working on one of Symal’s largest infrastructure projects, her leadership qualities and ability to establish and maintain rapport with key project stakeholders and subcontractors has earned her reputation as a confident and collaborative communicator.

Holly Sanders

Senior Project Engineer

Holly has forged her own pathway into civil engineering, bringing a fresh, female approach to leadership in construction. In her role as a Senior Project Engineer working on one of Symal’s largest infrastructure projects, her leadership qualities and ability to establish and maintain rapport with key project stakeholders and subcontractors has earned her reputation as a confident and collaborative communicator.

Holly Sanders

Senior Project Engineer

Hamish Laffan

Site Engineer

Working closely with communities is crucial to our success. From supervising sites, to managing stakeholder relationships, Hamish is more than an engineer, he’s a key liaison between clients, our teams, and people living and working in the places we operate.

Hamish Laffan

Site Engineer

Working closely with communities is crucial to our success. From supervising sites, to managing stakeholder relationships, Hamish is more than an engineer, he’s a key liaison between clients, our teams, and people living and working in the places we operate.

Hamish Laffan

Site Engineer

Darren Culley

WHSEQ Manager

When it comes to workplace health and safety, Darren understands the importance of successful relationship building between clients and their contractors. His experience consulting for the construction civil, natural gas and mining industries, together with his extensive knowledge of multi-state legislation, help him ensure WHS performance and project goals are always aligned.

Darren Culley

WHSEQ Manager

When it comes to workplace health and safety, Darren understands the importance of successful relationship building between clients and their contractors. His experience consulting for the construction civil, natural gas and mining industries, together with his extensive knowledge of multi-state legislation, help him ensure WHS performance and project goals are always aligned.

Darren Culley

WHSEQ Manager

Peter Scott

WHSEQ Manager

Peter’s WHS experience spans across sectors including civil construction, rail, transport and logistics, at an operational/project level. With extensive knowledge of rail legislation and all areas of WHS including risk management, governance and safety assurance, he develops initiatives and strong stakeholder relationships to drive a positive safety culture.

Peter Scott

WHSEQ Manager

Peter’s WHS experience spans across sectors including civil construction, rail, transport and logistics, at an operational/project level. With extensive knowledge of rail legislation and all areas of WHS including risk management, governance and safety assurance, he develops initiatives and strong stakeholder relationships to drive a positive safety culture.

Peter Scott

WHSEQ Manager

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Joe unites the Symal group, inspiring us all to strive for a better tomorrow, every day. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Joe has worked on hundreds of diverse construction projects. With drive and passion for the business, Joe embeds a positive culture across 700+ highly skilled staff.

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Joe unites the Symal group, inspiring us all to strive for a better tomorrow, every day. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Joe has worked on hundreds of diverse construction projects. With drive and passion for the business, Joe embeds a positive culture across 700+ highly skilled staff.

Joe Bartolo

Managing Director

Ray Dando

Director

Ray is a strategic problem-solver, skillfully managing engineering, project operations and risk while establishing key commercial relationships. Over the past decade with us, he has inspired leadership in others and consistently delivered beyond client expectations.

Ray Dando

Director

Ray is a strategic problem-solver, skillfully managing engineering, project operations and risk while establishing key commercial relationships. Over the past decade with us, he has inspired leadership in others and consistently delivered beyond client expectations.

Ray Dando

Director

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Andrew is an innovative thinker and has a solid industry foundation with an astute approach to pre-contracts. Over the past decade with us, he’s built a strong reputation for foresight, accuracy and efficiency, enabling our clients, and our business, to move forward with confidence.

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Andrew is an innovative thinker and has a solid industry foundation with an astute approach to pre-contracts. Over the past decade with us, he’s built a strong reputation for foresight, accuracy and efficiency, enabling our clients, and our business, to move forward with confidence.

Andrew Fairbairn

Director

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

With a strong vision and an ambitious approach to progress, Nabeel’s experience in the construction industry is a key growth driver at Symal. A proven leader, with a track record for forming effective, long-term partnerships, Nabeel has the engineering skills and business acumen to bring people together through shared values.

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

With a strong vision and an ambitious approach to progress, Nabeel’s experience in the construction industry is a key growth driver at Symal. A proven leader, with a track record for forming effective, long-term partnerships, Nabeel has the engineering skills and business acumen to bring people together through shared values.

Nabeel Sadaka

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Michael’s passion to empower people, develop careers and embed a culture of engagement helps drive Symal’s vision to “Build Better Together” and deliver beyond expectation. Contributing over 30 years of construction experience and knowledge of delivering large and complex projects, Michael oversees construction operations nationally, positioning Symal for the next stage of evolution.

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Michael’s passion to empower people, develop careers and embed a culture of engagement helps drive Symal’s vision to “Build Better Together” and deliver beyond expectation. Contributing over 30 years of construction experience and knowledge of delivering large and complex projects, Michael oversees construction operations nationally, positioning Symal for the next stage of evolution.

Michael Lowrie

Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas’ high-level and long-term commercial insight and economic strategy are invaluable to our Board of Directors. As CFO for almost 20 years, his management skills ensure financial statements, budgeting and risk analysis always keep us on track to deliver on our promises.

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas’ high-level and long-term commercial insight and economic strategy are invaluable to our Board of Directors. As CFO for almost 20 years, his management skills ensure financial statements, budgeting and risk analysis always keep us on track to deliver on our promises.

Nicholas Murdoch

Chief Financial Officer

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Talented multi-disciplinary team manager, Angela is responsible for quality corporate services including human resources, IT, marketing and office management that supports business growth and achieves strategic outcomes. She is passionate about business improvement, diversity and inclusion, staff engagement, and influencing culture while delivering social procurement outcomes.

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Talented multi-disciplinary team manager, Angela is responsible for quality corporate services including human resources, IT, marketing and office management that supports business growth and achieves strategic outcomes. She is passionate about business improvement, diversity and inclusion, staff engagement, and influencing culture while delivering social procurement outcomes.

Angela Cilia

Corporate Services Manager

Olivia Bartolo

Board Member

Having previously led Corporate Services, Olivia has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the business since its inception in 2003. Now sitting on Symal’s board of directors, Olivia’s astute business and cultural insights help influence and shape the future of the business.

Olivia Bartolo

Board Member

Having previously led Corporate Services, Olivia has significantly contributed to the growth and success of the business since its inception in 2003. Now sitting on Symal’s board of directors, Olivia’s astute business and cultural insights help influence and shape the future of the business.

Olivia Bartolo

Board Member

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